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Managing Growth in America's Communities

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Communities across the country are turning to the concept of "growth management" to help plan for the future, as they seek to control the location, impact, character and timing of developmin order to balance environmental and economic needs and concerns. Managing Growth in America's Communities presents practical information about proven strategies, programs and techniques of growth managemfor urban and rural communities. Topics examined include: public roles in community developmdetermining locations and character of future developmprotecting environmental and natural resources managing infrastructure developmpreserving community character and quality achieving economic and social goals property rights concerns The author describes regulatory and programmatic techniques that have been museful, obstacles to be overcome, and specific strategies that have been instrumental in achieving successful growth managemprograms. He provides examples from dozens of communities across the country as well as state and regional approaches currently in use. Brief profiles presoverviews of problems addressed, techniques implemented, outcomes, and contact information for conducting further research. Among the communities profiled are Arlington County, Virginia; Fort Collins, Colorado; Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; Sarasota, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Scottsdale, Arizona; and numerous others. Also included in the volume are informational sidebars written by leading experts in growth managemincluding Robert Yaro, John De Grove, David Brower, and others.Managing Growth in America's Communities is essential reading for community developmspecialists including governmofficials, planners, environmentalists, designers, developers, business people, and concerned citizens seeking innovative and feasible ways to manage growth.

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